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Old 11-07-2013, 10:28 PM   #151
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ok I am at a loss. What does one do with the floppy bit at the end of the control surface on a dlg wing? Enlighten me on what to do.
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Check the build thread. I believe you need to make a connection with the main flaperon in order that they do not bind at the join. Nice lookin carbon wing there.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:49 PM   #153
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Post 146, the pic you posted shows a piece of tape is used to connect them.
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a pc of clear tape just bottom and top around the LE to connect this winglet with the flap .
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:32 PM   #155
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DANKE for the help. The build instructions are not surprisingly.. a little shy on build info.
Now to decide on building it with a rudder or without, And if I should run the lines inside the boom or mount them outside the boom. decisions decisions .
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I didn't find the instructions all that helpful. Same with the jigs for aligning the tail.
More decisions to make... RDS or conventional, top or bottom drive, push rod or pull spring rudder, cut some length off the boom or no, sand the boom or not, use crappy supplied pushrods or upgrade to something better, conventional stab/rudder or full flying... to name a few.
Although they have their challenges, DLG's are great fun to build. You are welcome to check mine out any time you like.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:14 AM   #157
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Checked this out with my ipad. The rendering of our area agreed with current local wind reports, the resolution is amazing to see. I've bookmarked this site to check out when we finally get a flying season around here.
Thanks for posting this.
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Looks like swiss peter on rcg enlarged the ailerons on his ka8 for slope ultrabatics. Looks good. Hardly wait for the big thaw to fly my ka8 again.


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Hi Guys. I'm new here. This thread looks cool. I'm going to have to hit the road.
Here in Banff, I have 2 major spots I do. For Eastern Winds I fly at a green park behind Buffalo Mountain lodge. It isn't as easy to stay up as it looks as slight changes in the wind can really change where the lift is. This time of year you can expect to spend time flying with Bald and Golden Eagles. They can be pretty aggressive. I let them get close but it's easy to out maneuver them. The Ravens that live on the mountain will sometime join me if I am getting lift. This spot is a little tricky to land. Without airbrakes or crow, I wouldn't try it. Even though it's a decent, flat area, the trees towering above on 3 sides and only the upwind side is open.

The other spot is on the way up to the Norquay ski area. There is a lookout point that I call Makeout Point which gives a beautiful view of the town. The best winds are between South and Southwest. The windspeed is amplified here. It's a difficult spot to land. airbrakes or crow are essential. There can be so much lift here that you have trouble keeping it down. I really want a tougher, faster glider for this spot.
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